There are several ways that you can get involved immediately:
- Donate items:
We could not do these projects without our donors! They are the heart of these projects! At the beginning of each project, our current Restoring Dignity event page is updated with a list of needed items. Via this page you can sign-up to donate items. Our storage facility is open on select Saturdays prior to each project date, and you can drop off donations at that time. If you have a large donation and need an alternate day and time to drop it off, please contact us (402) 370-9777 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept new or gently used items that can be used in the homes of the refugees that we serve. Your donations truly do make an immediate and tangible impact on families in need in the Omaha area!
For all of our projects, we need a minimum of 40 volunteers, ideally 50-60, spaced out over the course of the day. Our volunteers will clean, organize, steam bed bugs in mattresses and in corners, and decorate. The more volunteers, the faster we can accomplish our goal. We would love to have you join our team! You can sign up to volunteer at our current Restoring Dignity event page.
- Donate Monetarily
As Restoring Dignity has grown so have our basic operating expenses. We now have our own storage facility where we accept, sort and store all of our donations. We pay monthly rent and utilities and are dependent on the financial contributions that we receive. We also employ several caseworkers that provide critical advocacy for housing issues for Omaha refugees. If you are interested in making a financial contribution, you can donate via PayPal:
Or you can mail a check to:
10818 J St
Omaha, NE, 68137
We are a 501(c)3 non profit and your donation is tax deductible.
- Donate Gift Cards
On the day of our projects, we often run low on basic cleaning supplies, hardware for hanging curtains, light bulbs, paper towels, toilet paper, and plastic bed wraps to keep down bed bug populations, among other items. Gift cards to major home stores or hardware stores (Target, Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc) are greatly appreciated and help to bridge the supply gap on project days. Contact us (email@example.com) or (402) 370-9777 if you are interested in donating a gift card. If you would like to mail a gift card, please address it to:
10818 J St
Omaha, NE, 68137
- Spread the word:
Tell your friends and family about this project! They might have an extra lamp or a dresser that is no longer in use. Re-post this blog on your Facebook page, or email it to people you know. More people knowing about these projects = more donations and volunteers.
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK:
Restoring Dignity has a Facebook Page that is regularly updated. Please join our group: Restoring Dignity Omaha Facebook Page.